The app was released last month to immediate controversy, with many upset by the idea of an app that, following a 20-question quiz, would tell parents whether their sons were gay or straight. Questions included “Does he like to dress up nicely?” and “Does he like diva singers?”.
According to a statement from French development team Enneme Moi, who created the app to promote Christophe de Baran’s novel of the same name, the app was “conceived with a playful approach” and “not based at all on scientific research.”
Unsurprisingly, not everyone thought the app was so playful. In a statement from AllOut.org co-founder Andre Banks celebrating the app’s removal, it was called “outrageous and only [serving] to further negative stereotypes and homophobia.” The organization had led a campaign that saw hundreds of members tweet the message “Demand that @Google & #Android dump homophobic ‘Is My Son #Gay?’ app NOW, no excuses! #LGBT”.
Google hasn’t officially commented on the situation, but both the English and French versions of the app quietly disappeared from the Android Market earlier this week.
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